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E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/20/2034
TAGS: PINR PREL BR CO VE
SUBJECT: (S/NF) BRAZIL'S INVOLVEMENT IN CONFLICT BETWEEN
COLOMBIA AND VENEZUELA (C-AL9-02389)

Classified By: ELISSA G. PITTERLE, DIRECTOR, INR/OPS. REASON: 1.4(C).

1. (S/NF) WASHINGTON ANALYSTS ARE INTENSELY INTERESTED IN
THE DEVELOPING CONFLICT BETWEEN COLOMBIA AND VENEZUELA. AS
TIME AND RESOURCES ALLOW, WE WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INSIGHT
POST COULD PROVIDE ON BRAZIL'S POTENTIAL INVOLVEMENT AS A
MEDIATOR IN THIS CONFLICT. MANY THANKS FROM WASHINGTON.

A. (S/NF) WHAT IS THE LULA GOVERNMENT'S STRATEGY ON
ENGAGING URIBE AND CHAVEZ TO REDUCE TENSIONS?

B. (S/NF) WHAT SPECIFICALLY DOES BRASILIA INTEND TO OFFER
AT THE 26 NOVEMBER CLIMATE CHANGE SUMMIT IN MANAUS WITH
RESPECT TO THIS BILATERAL SPAT?

C. (S/NF) WHAT ARE THE DETAILS OF THE REGIONAL
NONAGGRESSION AGREEMENT THE BRAZILIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY IS
LOOKING TO NEGOTIATE? HOW IS BRASILIA ENGAGING QUITO TO PUT
THIS NONAGGRESSION AGREEMENT ON THE UNASUR AGENDA?

D. (S/NF) DOES BRASILIA FAVOR UNASUR, OAS, OR UN HANDLING
OF THIS MATTER? HOW DOES BRASILIA PLAN TO RESPOND, SHOULD
BOGOTA APPEAL TO THE UN?

E. (S/NF) WHAT IS MOTIVATING THE BRAZILIAN RESPONSE TO
REGIONAL TENSIONS ARISING FROM THE U.S.-COLOMBIA DCA? WHAT
IS BRAZIL'S OWN POSITION ON THE DCA, AND HOW HAS IT EVOLVED
OR BEEN AFFECTED BY ITS INTERACTIONS WITH COLOMBIA AND
VENEZUELA?

2. (U) PLEASE CITE C-AL9-02389 IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF
REPORTING IN RESPONSE TO THE ABOVE QUESTIONS.
CLINTON

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